We care about and are committed to
publicly funded education in Canada.

Executive Team

 

Akela Peoples, M. Ed.
President and CEO
416 440 5100
Michelle Beveridge
Director of Finance & Administration
416 440 5110  
 
Jan Courtin
National Director of Programs
416 440 5107   
 

 

Jennifer Paige
Director, Marketing & Communications
416 440 5102
 
Rod Thompson
Director of Executive Leadership Programs 
416 440 5108
 
Anu Parmar
Director, Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives

 

Michael Cooper
Director of Development and Government Relations
416 440 5127
 
Gen-Ling Chang
Director, Research & Equity
647 252 3581
 
Gerry Connelly
Special Advisor, Education Policy
416 440 5125
Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant to the President
& CEO and Secretary to the Board
416 440 5101

 

 

Relationship Builders

Allison O'Grady
Relationship Builder, Alberta
 
Spencer Clements
Relationship Builder, Manitoba
 
Robert T. Mills
Relationship Builder, Québec

 

 

Student Programs

Administrative Team
 
Jan Courtin
National Director of Programs
416 440 5107
 
Alban Joxhe
Business Manager, Programs
416 915 7594
 
Norma Alvarado
Coordinator, Programs Administration
416 440 5115

 

Judi Codd
Digital Learning Resource Administrator
416 915 4315
 
Lee Shelson
Program Support
647 252 3589
 
Nilsa Rivero-Baster
Administrative Assistant, Programs
647 252 3583

 

Ian Hartlen
Digital Project Manager
416 915 7839
 
Glendale Reyes
Project Coordinator
416 440 5122
 

 

 

Entrepreneurial Adventure
 
Sue Pfeffer
National Program Manager,
Entrepreneurial Adventure
647 252 3587
 
Juli Wheler
Program Manager, ON
Entrepreneurial Adventure
416 915 4328
 
Kelly Brown
Program Manager, ON
Entrepreneurial Adventure
647 252 3587

 

Peter Kislinsky
Program Manager, ON
Entrepreneurial Adventure
 
Mary Puopolo
Program Manager, ON
Entrepreneurial Adventure
 
Betty Weil
Program Manager, ON
Entrepreneurial Adventure

 

Kirk Swales
Program Manager, ON
Entrepreneurial Adventure
 
Pauline Faubert
Program Manager, ON
Entrepreneurial Adventure
 
Bruce Gale
Program Manager, AB
Entrepreneurial Adventure
 

 

Garry Jeffrey
Program Manager, AB
Entrepreneurial Adventure
 
Jim Beveridge
Program Manager, MB
Entrepreneurial Adventure
 
Laurie E. Sodomlak
Program Manager, MB
Entrepreneurial Adventure
 

 

Don Blackwell
Program Manager, AB
Entrepreneurial Adventure
Carmelita Rowe
Program Manager, NS/PE
Entrepreneurial Adventure
Eric Estabrooks
Program Manager, NB
Entrepreneurial Adventure

 

Robert T. Mills
Program Manager, QC
Entrepreneurial Adventure

 

 

I3 - Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 
Soriana Mantini
National Program Manager,
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
416 915 7521
 
Kristen Gilmour
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
416 915 7897
 
Olive Ridler
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!

 

Margaret Skinner
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 
Mary Puopolo
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 
Kelly Brown
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
647 252 3587

 

Kirk Swales
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 
Diana Goodwin
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 
Steve Hurt
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!

 

Pauline Faubert
Program Manager, ON
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
Bruce Gale
Program Manager, AB
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 
Garry Jeffrey
Program Manager, AB
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 

 

Sid Shugarman
Program Manager, AB
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 
Jim Beveridge
Program Manager, MB
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
 
Laurie E. Sodomlak
Program Manager, MB
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!

 

Daniel McKiel
Program Manager, NB
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!
Roma Medwid
Program Manager, QC
I³- Investigate! Invent! Innovate!

 

 

Take Our Kids to Work
 
Albert Ko
National Program Manager
Take Our Kids to Work
416 440 5128
 
Robert T. Mills
Program Manager, QC
Take Our Kids to Work

 

 

Turning Points
 
Marni Angus
National Program Manager
Turning Points
416 915 7615
 
Alison Pearce
Program Manager, ON
Turning Points
416 440 5024
 
Olive Ridler
Program Manager, ON
Turning Points
 

 

Brenda Waterman
Program Manager, NS
Turning Points
 
Kathleen Kawalauskas
Program Manager, AB
Turning Points
 
Ross Elliot
Program Manager, NB
Turning Points

 

Catherine Chiasson
Program Manager, NB
Turning Points
 
Gérard Beaulieu
Program Manager, NB
Turning Points
 
Derrick Moore
Program Manager, NL
Turning Points

 

 

Welcome to Kindergarten
 
John Howard
National Program Manager,
Welcome to Kindergarten
416 440 5118
 
Gayle Kirsh
Program Manager, ON
Welcome to Kindergarten,
416 915 7592
 
Valerie Sterling
Manager,
Family and Community Engagement
416 440 5121

 

Stefania Silisteanu
Administrative Coordinator,
Welcome to Kindergarten
416 915 4329
Cathy Empey
Program Manager, ON
Welcome to Kindergarten
 
Patricia Stellick
Program Manager, ON
Welcome to Kindergarten,
416 440 5028
 

 

Gayle Whitehead
Program Manager, ON
Welcome to Kindergarten
416 440 5028
 
Jill Watson
Program Manager, ON
Welcome to Kindergarten
416 915 4312
 
Karen Cobb
Program Manager, ON
Welcome to Kindergarten
 

 

Danielle Filiatrault
Program Manager, ON
Welcome to Kindergarten
 
Brenda Wedlake
Program Manager, ON
Welcome to Kindergarten
 
Colombe Smith
Program Manager, NB
Welcome to Kindergarten

 

Brenda Mawhinney
Program Manager, NB
Welcome to Kindergarten
 
Rosalie Bain
Program Manager, AB
Welcome to Kindergarten
 
Lorraine Berg
Program Manager, AB
Welcome to Kindergarten
 

 

Tracey Nelson
Program Manager, BC
Welcome to Kindergarten
Patricia Shields
Program Manager, BC
Welcome to Kindergarten
 
Barbara Claridge
Program Manager, BC
Welcome to Kindergarten
 

 

Deborah Thompson
Program Manager, MB
Welcome to Kindergarten
 
BJ Willis
Program Manager, PE
Welcome to Kindergarten
 
Roma Medwid
Program Manager, QC
Welcome to Kindergarten
 

 

 

Executive Leadership Programs

Rod Thompson
Director of Executive Leadership Programs
416 440 5108
 
Jon Powell
National Program Manager, 
Canada's Outstanding Principals
The National Academy of Canada's Outstanding Principals
416 440 5112
 
Beverley Freedman
Coordinator,
The National Academy of Canada's Outstanding Principals
416 440 5022

 

Maija Puddle
Coordinator,
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization and Executive Leadership Programs
647 252 3590

 

 

Marketing and Communications

Jennifer Paige
Director, Marketing & Communications
416 440 5102
 
Bernadette Celis-Clarke
Media and Communications Manager
416 440 5124
 
Fahad Pinto
Media and Communications Specialist
416 440 5109
 

 

Gabriel Odina
Digital & Social Media Coordinator
416 440 5114
 
Nathanael Poli
Bilingual Website Coordinator
416 440 5120
 
Huan Tran
Desktop Publisher
416 915 4321

 

Diandra Sandoval
National Events Manager
647 252 3584

 

 

Development

Michael Cooper
Director of Development and Government Relations
416 440 5127
 
Ivy Chu
Database Administrator
416 440 4324
 
Kate Skipton
Development Coordinator
416 440 5105

 

Nicole Mailman
Proposal Writer
416 440 5116
 
Jessica Shearer
Employer Partnership Coordinator
647 252 3582
 
Fruzsina Hughes
Employer Partnership Coordinator
647 252 3587

 

Marijka Lorn Krawchuk
Employer Partnership Coordinator
416 915 4328

 

 

Policy and Knowledge Mobilization

Gerry Connelly
Director,
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization
416 440 5125
 
Gen-Ling Chang
Director, Research & Equity
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization
647 252 3581
 

 

Negin Vatandoost
Policy & Research Analyst,
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization
416 440 5106
 
Maija Puddle
Coordinator,
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization and Executive Leadership Program
647 252 3590
 
Albert Ko
School to Work Analyst,
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization
416 440 5128
 

 

James Wallace
Policy & Research Analyst
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization
416 440 5129
 
Jacqueline Lambert
Policy & Research Analyst, Canadian & Global Education
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization
647 252 3587
 
Todd Julie
Policy & Research Analyst
Policy & Knowledge Mobilization
416 440 5113
 

 

Finance and Administration

Michelle Beveridge
Director of Finance & Administration
416 440 5110
 
Yelena Anikina
Senior Manager, IT and Web Operations
416 440 5119
 
Bola Akano
Manager Talent, Culture and Operations
416 915 4319

 

Kumar Soorier
Accounts Payable Coordinator
416 915 7548
 
Humberto Garcia
Network and Systems Administrator
416 915 4331
 
Nareeza Khan
Accounting Coordinator
416 915 7596

 

Nilsa Rivero
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
416 440 5100
Najma Jabeen
Receptionist
416 440 5100